Hurting hurts. No one moves through life without experiencing loss, trauma, or grief.
Yet we aren’t taught how to process the pain.
We are told to move on or “just get over it,” and fast.
But unattended grief leads to long-term suffering.
If you’ve been traumatized or have experienced deep grief after a breakup, a divorce, a betrayal, a loved one dying, or other such hurtful events in life, you know you don’t just move on. Pain isn’t something to “just get over.” And you never, ever forget (nor should you.)
To heal from what hurts, you must learn how to be with the pain in a way that allows your heart and mind to heal. In this course, you'll learn how to navigate through loss and grow from what grieves you. David Kessler, the co-creator of the Six Stages of Grief, walks you through his proven and powerful transformative grieving process so you can find a way through the pain.
10 days of lessons, totalling more than of 5 hours of one-on-one teaching time with renowned grief expert David Kessler.
An introduction to Grief Yoga + 3 healing movement sessions with Paul Denniston.
3 bonus videos, including a guided visualization where you ask death a question, advice for finding love after a divorce or breakup, and thoughts on moving through the grief during the COVID pandemic.
The course workbook, including journaling questions and clarity statements.
Community support in the course room.
Mobile app access, including offline viewing, easy listening on-the-go, and screencasting to TVs.
Full access to Help for the Hurting Heart along with 60+ courses on health, personal growth, and social impact
600+ daily practices including yoga, meditation, goal-setting, activism, and much more
Invites to all our live video calls with Commune teachers.
New courses added every month!
Feel heard and understood
Come to terms with what has happened
Stop trying to run from grief and witness how you feel
Find a path forward for healing and wholeness
Deepen your understanding of how to grieve in healthy ways
Be gentle with yourself and remember that tending to your grief does not mean forgetting
Understand how you are changed by loss and how to create a life of meaning
David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life, even after life’s tragedies. He is the author of six books, including the recent bestseller, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He has also co-authored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross, including On Grief and Grieving, which updated her 5 stages for grief. His first book, The Needs of The Dying received praise from Saint (Mother) Teresa.
When David was young he witnessed a mass shooting while his mother lay dying in a hospital — two events that propelled him toward what has become his life’s purpose. He facilitates talks, workshops, and retreats for those experiencing grief as well as teaching physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life and trauma. However, despite his vast knowledge on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It inspired him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning.
Also included in this program are three, 30-minute Grief Yoga sessions with Paul Denniston. This powerful form of embodied movement uses yoga, breath, and vocalization to release pain and suffering and connect to love.
"The only way out of the pain is through the pain, but no one teaches us how to do that in trauma and grief, and we don't understand how to deal with these losses of life or relationships. In this course, people will learn healthy ways to cope and move forward. They’ll be in a safe space to admit their grief and start attending to it. Because we cannot heal what we don’t feel. We must name it and be with it to really heal. And I’m not talking about forgetting. I’m talking about integrating loss in a healthy way."